Carl Jenkinson has admitted drawing Bayern Munich is a big challenge for Arsenal, but the team will take confidence from their win the Allianz Arena last season.
Having lost the first leg 3-1, Arsenal went to Germany and battled out a 2-0 win, something the right back says won’t be far from their minds.
“Beating Bayern Munich 2-0 in their home ground doesn’t happen very often,” he told TalkSPORT. “We know we have the capability to beat them so I’m sure the boys are positive about the draw.
“It could have been easier but at the same time we know we can beat them. We proved it last season.
“I’m excited about it personally. If you want to be the best you’ve got to beat them and Bayern are definitely one of the best teams. It will be a great game for the neutral as well.”
We here at Arseblog News have no time for the neutral, but we know what Jenks means. He also touched on the weekend defeat to Man City, and said that the team will take stock of what happened, but won’t dwell on it too much.
“It was disappointing to ship six goals, but we’ll look back at that, look at what went wrong and then move on. I think that’s the way we have to do it, it’s only one game.
“We’ve done quite a lot of defensive shape work this season. The whole team works better now as a defensive unit, we press together. I know we’re coming off the back of a game that we’ve shipped a few goals in, but in the main I think we’ve been outstanding.”